Thursday, November 08, 2012

It ain't easy being green.

Only a tiny bit of hair was removed from the spot where the cyst was cut away from my head so I don't look totally ridiculous. Most of the rest of my hair covers it and it is only when I am outside and the wind blows on it that the stitches are visible.My hair got flattened a bit from wearing the bandage and it would be nice if I could wash it and get some bounce back in it but unfortunately, I am not allowed to do that yet. 

It turned out that what I thought was a bump on my head where the stitches were, was actually a piece of wadded up gauze and I need not have worried at all. But at least that bandage was removed and I was glad about that because it was as low as my eyebrows and made me look sinister. 

I have got to keep my fingers away from that spot now although it itches and there is the temptation to scratch. But I don't want it to become infected and am trying my best not to touch it at all. 

Just as I have to accept that my mood has changed, I have to accept that I am up during the night for some amount of time. You would think that I had gotten used to that by now but I suppose that I was expecting differently with the change of my mood. I had hoped that I would sleep through the night and not wake up until the morning and be well rested. 

Instead of that, I find myself sitting here again passing the wee hours of the night in the darkness and silence making the most of it. The comfort is that I know I will go back to bed some time in the very early morning and sleep a few more hours and the nice thing is that I will take my medicines before I go back to bed so that I will be in great shape when I get up again. 

Yesterday, I made do with what was in the kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator and didn't go to the grocery store at all. I thought it was too cold to get on my bike and brave the weather. There was a cold wind blowing and I was just not in the mood for it. That means that I will have to go today because I have exhausted the supplies and there are only so many ways you can make spaghetti. 

I did a lousy job with my diet yesterday and suffered the consequences so I am going to have to do better today. Something came over me and I totally blew it. Not having the right foods at hand probably did not help either.

I will take my medicines and go back to bed now and hope for some wonderful sleep. I would like to sleep for at least four more hours but that may be so much wishful thinking. Tyke has done a piddle out back and should be okay for the next while. I have got to think about how comfortable my bed and my pillow and duvet are.


Gail said...

Rest well.

Maggie May said...

Glad the cyst removal is over & done with now!
That kind of *operation* used to be free here but now it is classed as cosmetic and we have to have it done privately. Progress!?
Maggie X

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